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Skechers alleges Adidas made improper payments to athletes to use products

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A footwear company is seeking damages from Adidas over allegations it made "illicit' payments to athletes into wearing or endorsing their products.

Lawsuit: Prominent lawyer Watts bashed class actions to recruit farmers at 40% fee in GMO corn litigation

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Texas plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts is being accused by a colleague and farmers of shady behavior and criticizing the class action mechanism in massive litigation over genetically modified corn sold by Syngenta.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Monsanto wants Oregon's $100M PCB lawsuit dismissed, says it is 'fundamentally flawed'

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A federal court in Oregon is considering a request by Monsanto to dismiss the State's $100 million PCB lawsuit, saying the State and the private lawyers representing it have failed to make their case.

Freedom of information advocates baffled by state Supreme Court justice's ruling

DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) - Freedom of information advocates remain baffled by the decision from a state Supreme Court justice to bar a newspaper from publishing publicly available information.

United Airlines moves to dismiss lawsuit over death of soon-to-be world's largest rabbit

The airline, which has come under fire several times this calendar year, has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the company over the loss of a rabbit on a transatlantic flight. The rabbit, named Simon, allegedly died during the trip and was cremated by the airline without the owners' authorization.

CenturyLink accused of overcharging Iowa customers

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Two Iowa residents allege that they were overcharged for services from an internet and telephone company.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

Hit by foul ball in dugout, high school baseball player sees verdict overturned

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Six years after getting hit in the head with a foul ball at a high school baseball game, Spencer Ludman’s case was deemed worthy of a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court on June 2.

Iowans eligible for Corinthian Colleges restitution

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced April 20 that more than 500 Iowans who were students of schools operated by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for cancellation of federal student loans.

Kansas attorney general files suit against three individuals for allegedly rigging lottery tickets

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently filed lawsuits against three individuals for allegedly submitting false or fraudulent claims for Kansas Lottery payments.

Iowa SC declares chiropractors' proposed class action over

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a district court decision that would have allowed a collective of similarly situated chiropractors to sue a health insurance company over alleged antitrust violations in the state.

Iowa judge cracks down on alleged mail solicitation scheme targeting the elderly

DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has announced a Polk County judge has ordered Robert C. Schneider of Schneider Creative to pay $100,000 for his role in allegedly designing mail solicitations that misled and cheated elderly consumers.

Internet marketing training company to cease Iowa solicitation

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced at the end of March that it has reached an agreement with an internet marketing and training company to cease solicitation to Iowa residents.

Iowa AG alleges consumer fraud against Success Publishers

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced this month that money-making schemes and other mail-based announcements of this kind from a New Jersey company will stop targeting state residents.

Customer alleges Windsor, Woodgrain made defective windows

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) - A Wisconsin man is suing window manufacturers, alleging their windows are defective.

Iowa city files class action lawsuit over so-called ‘flushable’ bathroom wipes

The City of Perry, in its lawsuit filed in a New York federal court earlier this month, claims the wipes have damaged its sewer lines and some of its buildings.

N.Y. AG announces settlement with Guardian Industries

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the deal will resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Windsor Window Company sued after defective product claims

Patricia Hillestad and Jeff Kluin filed a claim Thursday against Windsor Window Company on defective product charges to the U.S. District Court of Western Wisconsin.

Iowa AG joins challenge against US Foods, Sysco merger

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined in on the fight to stop US Foods and Sysco from merging on Thursday.